Date(s) - 07/19/2014
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will celebrate Columbia’s 69th year as a California State Park by hosting the 20th annual Big Band Street Dance event on Main Street in Columbia on July 19, 2014, from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Admission is free and 1940’s and 1950’s costumes are encouraged.
At 11:00am, take a free tour of town with park aide Sandra Walker who will focus on life in Columbia during the 1940’s. Throughout the day photo displays will liven the streets and museum depicting various buildings during that time period.
A special guest band will open the evening festivities at 6:00 pm and Rod Harris & the Kicks and the Columbia College Big Band will perform music from the ‘40’s, ‘50’s and ‘60’s beginning at 7:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded for best dancers and best 40’s costumes. A dessert auction will also be featured with selections from Columbia’s concessionaires and other local businesses. Food and refreshments, including a beer garden, will be available all evening for purchase.
New for this year is VIP Table Seating. Enjoy the festivities from your private table. $15 per person or $50 per table. VIP tables include a complimentary bottle of champagne. Reservations can made at (209) 588-0595.
Although admission is free, donations to Friends of Columbia to support educational and historical programs are greatly appreciated. Invite your friends and family to this fabulous evening of nostalgia and fun. Bring lawn chairs and your dancing shoes to fully enjoy this classic event!
For more details, to assist or to inquire about sponsorship levels and benefits of this popular event contact the Columbia State Historic Park office at (209) 588-9128.